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Eurotunnel 31/01/2023

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Patiently waiting for the tunnel to open for booking past 31/01/2023 presume they cannot decide what to charge with energy costs on the rise. Looking for solidarity and someone to rub their crystal ball on when they might open booking?
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@James77, french energy costs have only risen by 4%.
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Seems odd, they opened up the bookings for Christmas and New Year early and I booked my trip for 26/12 to 03/01 about 4 weeks ago. So by those dates, could be any day now
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Bookings are open now!!! Just done mine for Feb!


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@kettonskimum, yep just booked 10th to 18th Feb. Not cheap on the flexiplus only option for return c1800 on the 18th.
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Ouch - I know inflation is running at 10%, but the prices show every indication of a new strategy of gouging as much as they can from customers while the airlines are suffering bad press. Half term crossing last year was £228 for an early departure on the Friday and an evening return the following Saturday, but this time around it is £305 even with a later return to avoid the (** checks sanity **) £387 Shocked one-way fare for peak times with a roof box...
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Blimey, my tickets were £200 return for Feb half term! But we break on Friday 17 Feb (I fear we clash with Paris week but it's GCSE year so what can you do!) and we ALWAYS cross on Thursday night to avoid chaos.

Is half term for the majority the week before then? Looked at the prices and they are well salty!
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Cambs half term pretty much always covers Valentine's day, and that seems to be pretty common across the country.
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Yes, we're in Rutland and that's always been the case every year for us but not next year!
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Yep just shy of £800 flexi plus return Friday to Saturday. We paid over £200 less last time.
No option of standard fare returning Saturday evening for those not into flexiplus.
They certainly are lining their pockets no idea on losses during covid times perhaps trying to get back in the black.
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With the airlines struggling with capacity and P&O in the dog house for their treatment of staff, they seem to have decided that it is milking time.
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James77 wrote:
Yep just shy of £800.
Yikes, hope the sandwiches are silver service. Alternatively, considering half term weekends are chaos at ET and Border Control, maybe they are trying to restrict availability for flexiplus and reduce demand overall. But this far out you wouldn't expect demand driven pricing to hit those levels.
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Flexiplus for half term is much cheaper if you buy it as part of a package. I'm seeing around £450 return.
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 You know it makes sense.
You know it makes sense.
I'm wondering if this has all been a huge mistake (only offering Flex and no standard prices).

Just looked again and prices have dropped massively!
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ousekjarr wrote:
With the airlines struggling with capacity and P&O in the dog house for their treatment of staff, they seem to have decided that it is milking time.
Certainly seems to be so.
They 'temporarily suspended' the eminently affordable frequent traveler scheme during PeakApocalypse and now they say, "Eurotunnel is no longer selling any bundle of tickets under the Frequent Traveller Scheme. We have indefinitely suspended the sale of Frequent Traveller accounts."

And in one last 'up yours schmuck' they thanked me for my loyalty rolling eyes
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@kettonskimum, I thought that when I went back to check, but then realised that the site had remembered me, so when I searched again for my dates and it showed me a peak time crossing for £40, it was offering me the chance to change to that crossing for an extra £40, not showing me a new ticket. Logout and try again - then you can fall off your chair in shock once again
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I'm of the opinion it costs what it costs HT you can't expect good value we've done a few different HT trips and each way I cut it it costs c5k for the week I'm not going to get upset about it as I need to ski and with kids options are limited. Maybe we'll do Airbnb that may save cash but all options I've seen are basic or don't sleep 2 adults and 2 boys well and I'm not going to doss it's a holiday and I expect a level of comfort
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Just checked ferry v. Eurotunnel for our Christmas to January trip, apart from Ferry not available for those dates - seems 2023 prices not loaded.
Eurotunnel now seem to have a minimum of £110 for Morning crossing and similar ish for late afternoon return home.
So £200 ish for the trip add £44 for the dog so around £250! (Thats a lot of Tesco fuel/shopping/credit card points) added Flexi plus for a laugh - came in just short of £600 Skullie
Add in @x7, post above about FT tickets, there is no hope!
So went to P and O (purely out of interest) and a similar trip with pet lounge etc came in at £230 so for £20 - I'll stick with the tunnel - its almost as if they know each others prices Laughing

However... DFDS Newhaven to Dieppe 4 hour crossing £41.50 each way!
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Hells Bells wrote:
@James77, french energy costs have only risen by 4%.


That is for domestic I suspect for businesses prices are very different as they are in the UK
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It seems just over £100 it the minimum for one way now, we booked 3rd week Jan 2023 - £107 out £116 back total £223. Just checked my previous two tunnels for the same week in Jan, 2018 was £165 and 2019 £180. Given the pandemic, energy prices and the general increased costs of travel across all platforms, I don't think that is an outrageous increase. For the 4 of us in a diesel, it is still very cost effective and convenient.
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boredsurfin wrote:
Just checked ferry v. Eurotunnel for our Christmas to January trip, apart from Ferry not available for those dates - seems 2023 prices not loaded.
Eurotunnel now seem to have a minimum of £110 for Morning crossing and similar ish for late afternoon return home.
So £200 ish for the trip add £44 for the dog so around £250! (Thats a lot of Tesco fuel/shopping/credit card points) added Flexi plus for a laugh - came in just short of £600 Skullie
Add in @x7, post above about FT tickets, there is no hope!
So went to P and O (purely out of interest) and a similar trip with pet lounge etc came in at £230 so for £20 - I'll stick with the tunnel - its almost as if they know each others prices Laughing

However... DFDS Newhaven to Dieppe 4 hour crossing £41.50 each way!


This thread prompted me to have a look at what it might cost in Jan...The tunnel seems extortion and DFDS seem to be trying to compete with them on price rises..PO seem reasonable @£75 one way and I am waiting to see what Irish ferries do as they don't price beyond October ..I did look at Newhaven/Dieppe and they were about £100 ...all these prices are for single journeys on a Friday
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@DaveD, Only way P&O will win back custom is on price, used them a few weeks back and it was shocking. Only used them as had crossing carried forward from 2020
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Just done a dummy booking to check our normal pre-Christmas prices (out on 10th Dec @ 06:20, back on 23rd Dec @ 16:20). The times we normally go for are all in the £110-115 bracket at the moment, but there are some crossings priced at £93 on both days.

Last years booking was £109 out and £108 back, and not booked till mid November. So things may be a few quid dearer, but nothing too alarming. Yet.
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Boris wrote:
@DaveD, Only way P&O will win back custom is on price, used them a few weeks back and it was shocking. Only used them as had crossing carried forward from 2020


for an hour across the channel I dont really care ..I used Irish ferries in March
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Found out today that DFDS are no longer doing their multi tickets where you could buy up to ten for a fixed price and then use them whenever. Gutted.
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